Salpicoa Recipe


  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Salpicoa is a typical salad from Brazil. It might seem strange topping a salad with skinny fries but it really works with this creamy chicken salad, which is quite similar to a waldorf


Try our salpicoa salad then check out our caipirinha recipe and more Brazilian recipes.



  • floury potatoes 2 large, peeled (about 350g)
  • cooked chicken 1 small
  • Granny Smith apple 1, julienned
  • red skinned apple 1, julienned
  • golden raisins 3 tbsp
  • lime 11/2, juiced
  • mayonnaise 3 tbsp
  • soured cream 1 tbsp
  • flat leaf parsley a small bunch, leaves picked and chopped


  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Cut the potatoes into matchsticks by cutting smaller than ½ cm slices then cutting across, the same width, to make shoestring fries. Put in a bowl of cold water and leave for 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Step 2

    Shred the chicken, discarding any fat, skin, bone and gristle. Put in a bowl and add the apple and raisins. Mix the lime, mayo and cream and season really well.Add to the chicken and toss.

  • Step 3

    Step 3

    Drain the potatoes and pat dry using a clean tea towel. Heat some oil no more than 1/3 full in a large pan and heat to 180C, or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Add the potatoes and fry until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper.

  • Step 4

    Step 4

    Arrange the salad on plates. Season the fries then scatter over the top with the parsley.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 707
  • Fat 36.4g
  • Saturates 6.7g
  • Carbs 46.6g
  • Fibre 4.9g
  • Protein 45.6g
  • Salt 0.7g